, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 81–81 | Cite as

Effect of NPV of the armywormMythimna (Pseudaletia) separata on the silkwormBombyx mori

  • S. G. Dhaduti
  • S. B. Mathad


Nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV) material of the armywormMythimna (Pseudaletia) separata was administered in the form of PIBs and free virus rods to the larvae of silkwormBombyx mori. Routes used for administration were topical, intrahaemocoelic and oral. The larvae were treated with following concentrations: 10×105 PIBs/L, 10×106 PIBs/L, 10×107 PIBs/L, 10×108 PIBs/L. In all the 3 experiments, the larvae showed neither any signs and symptoms, nor mortality due to polyhedrosis. Thus it appears that the NPV ofM. (P.) separata is safe for the silkwormB. mori.


Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Free Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Dhaduti
    • 1
  • S. B. Mathad
    • 1
  1. 1.Entomology Division, Department of ZoologyKarnatak UniversityDharwad(India)

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